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Put Up Gallant Struggle Against Fire Throughout
the Night and Portion of Today When Flames Are
finally Gotten Under Control.
INK8TER, Mi Os OCT. %*-A FIRE, WHICH STARTED AT 12:06 M. MH
iN THE MINNEAPOLIS A NORTHERN ELEVATOR, WIPED OUT THE
ENTIRE BUSINE8S 8ECTION, ENTAILING A LOSS OF $129,450 AND
'OR A TIME THREATENING THE ENTIRE DESTRUCTION Of tVlE
ro^H.
SIXTY PER If- COV0I1* BY
NSURANCE.
THE FIRE, WHICH STARTED IN THE MINNEAPOLIS ft NORTH
(RN ELEVATOR, WAS CAUSED BY THE EXPLOSION OF A LAN
rERN DROPPED FROM THE HANDS OF THE WORKMEN IN THE
IOTTOM OF THE BIN.. THE FLAMES GAINED RAPID HEADWAY,
tND ALTHOUGH THE INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN MADE A GAL
.ANT FIGHT TO STEM THE PROGRESS OF THE FIERY DEMON, IT
VAS NOT UNTIL ABOUT 2:30 O'CLOCK THIS MORNING, AFTER THE
ARRIVAL OF A FIRE ENGINE AND MEMBERS OF THE FIRE DE
PARTMENT FROM LARIMORE, THAT THERE APPEARED TO BE ANY
tEMBLANCE OF A HOPE OF SAVING THE TOWN.
AT 12:30 A. M. AN APPEAL WAS SENT TO LARIMORE FOR AID*
IND AT 1:05 AN ENGINE AND A NUMBER OF FIRE FIGHTERS WERE
N THEIR WAY TO THE DOOMED TOWN, THE GREAT NORTHERN
(ENDING OUT A SPECIAL TRAIN WITH THE RELIEF PARTY.
AFTER TEN HOURS OF DESPERATE FIRE FIGHTING THE IN
HABITANTS OF THE TOWN, ASSISTED BY THE LARIMORE DE
»ARTMENT, FINALLY GOT THE FIRE UNDER CONTROL AT ABOUT
0:30 A. M. AND THERE SEEMED TO BE NO DANGER OF THE FLAMES
IPR&ADING FURTHER INTO THE RESIDENCE DISTRICT. THE TO
TAL LOSS TO RESIDENCES WAS ABOUT $2,000,
SHORTLY AFTER THE FIRE HAD STARTED, THE OFFICE OF
THE TELEPHONE EXCHANGE, WHICH WA8 IN THE PATH OF THE
CONFLAGRATION, WAS ABANDONED AND A LITTLE LATER THE
IREAT NORTHERN DEPOT AGENT WAS OBLIGED TO LEAVE HI8
»OST, THEREBY CUTTING THE TOWN OFF FROM ALL OUTSIDE
COMMUNICATION. HOWEVER, LATER IN THE DAY THE WIRES'
VERE REPLACED AND COMMUNICATION WAS RESUMED.
THAT THERE WERE NO CASUALTIES 18 DUE TO THE FACT
ALARM OF FIRE WAS RAPIDLY SPREAD THROUGHOUT
THE TOWN, AROUSING MANY WHO WERE ASLEEP IN THE STORES
IND OFFICES THAT WERE DOOMED TO DESTRUCTION.
\HE MINNEAPOLIS dL NORTHERN ELEVATOR IS A TOTAL LOSS,
IUT THE EXACT AMOUNT OF THE LOSS CANNOT NOW BE ASCER
TAINED, OWING TO THE FACT THAT THE AMOUNT pF GRAIN IN
fHE ELEVATOR CANNOT BE LEARNED.
FOLLOWING ARE THE L03SES: aI/aI JAiliJ-- L.
JAMES MAHON, SALESTABLE, $4,000.
H. CASEMENT, FRAME BARN, $500.
R. L. BENNETT, MACHINE SHED AND OFFICE, 13,000 CONTENTS*
e,ooo.
W. H, BAILEY, LUMBER YARD AND OFFICE, $17,000.
H. CASEMENT, IMPLEMENT HOUSE, BUILDING, CON
TENTS, 53,000.
W. A. SCOULIN, I JRNITURE AND UNDERTAKING, BUILDING,
8,000 CONTENT8, $3,000.
JAMES REDPATH, POOL ROOM, BUILDING, $1,000J CONTENTS,.
700.
ED CHURCH, FRAME BUILDING, $600,,- f"
GEORGE SMITH, RESTAURANT, BUltfeltflfc
"800.
JAMES HARRINGTON, POOL IOOM, $500. W
INKSTER MERCANTILE CO., OWNED BY A CORPORATION, CON
SENTS, |35,000 BUILDING C...JED BY L. A. CRITTENDEN, LOSS
8,000.
T. W, KEF.NAGHAN, -REAL ESTATE, BUILDING, $100, OWNED BY
a/'CRITTENDEN, CONTENTS, $200. V
DAVE JOHNSON, RESTAURANT, $250, BUILDING OWNED BY L.
I. CRITEENDEN, $1,000.
TELEPHONE EXCHANGE BbiLDING, OWNED BY BEMIS ft GAL
.AGHER, $2,000.
CONFECTIONARY STORBt LOCATED IN TELEPHONE EXCHANGE,
WTH CONTtNTS, $2,000.
ALBERT 80RG, HARDWARE, SHED USED AS STORE ROOM, $1,000.
BEMIS ft GALLAGHuR, GENERAL STORE, $20,000 BUILDING, $6,
00 INSURANCE, $12,000 ON STOCK AND BUILDING.
J. H. COLLING, FRAME BUILDING USED AS PRINT 8H0P, $600.
VIDETTE-TIMES, WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, IN QOLLING By IL DING,
800 INSURANCE, $400. 7
THE BUILDINGS ON HE NORTH SIOE OP FOURTH STREET*
VERE DAMAGED BY SMOKE, WINTER AND BREAKAGE OP GLASS
O THE EXTENT OF $1,000.
SEVERAL OTHER RESIDENCE BUILDINGS CAUGHT FIRE AND
VERE DAMAGED TO THE EXTENT OF $1,000.
ALREADY ARCHITECTS ARE ON THE GROUND AND PLANS
iRE BEING PERFECTED FOR THE REBUILDING OF A NEW AND
IORE 8UBSTATIAL INKSTER.
THE INSURANCE WILL AMOUNT TO ABOUT CO PER CENT OF
TOTAL LOSS*
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Is Cut Off—No Lives Are Report
RESIDENCE SECTION OF TOWN
SAVED AFTER A HEROIC FIGHT
Entire Town "Was Threatened With Total Destruction for
Many Hours by
Fire
Which Started Shortly
After Midnight Last Night.
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Larimore Sends Fire Engine and Corps of
rs to Combat ihe Raging Flames
All Communication With Stricken Town
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Closing Session of Lakes to Gulf
Waterway Commission
Chicago, Oct. 9.—Business at the
closing session or the fourth annual
convention of the lakes-to-the-gulf
waterways association was transacted
today at a rapid rate. All old officers
were re-elected with the exception of
D. R. Forgan of Chicago as a member
of the board of governors. Forgan re
tired in favor of E. s. Conway of
Chicago. New Orleans had no op
position for th« next convention and
it will be held in that city.
After the strenuous proceedings of
th* last two days only a few dele
gates were in their seats. The speak
ers of the day were Theodore P.Shonts
of New York and John A. Ockersoa
Of St. IrOUiS.
Favor an Eariy Start.
Resolutions were adopted (Secur
ing that the opening of a deep channel
wAy connecting the Great Lakes with
the Gulf of Mexico is am imperative
duty of the general movement and
that this work should be begun and
completed as speedily as possible.
"^ny plan for inland waterway de
velopment should comprise a main
trunk line in the form of a strait con
necting Lake Michigan with the Gulf
of Mexico by the Illinois and Missis
sippi rivers. The improvement of the
•branches of this main line such as
the Upper Mississippi with Its tri
butaries, the Ohio with its tributaries
including the Tennessee and the Cum
berland, Missouri, Arkansas, Red and
White, should improve with the de
velopment of the main line,
ISHOP SAYS
T. R.
DENIES
HE'LL STUMP
Rochester, Oct. 9^—"if any -fine tells
you that President Roosevelt is going
on the stump, you may say that he is
mistaken. The .president will^not take
any such action. I haver it on author
ity."
This statement was made Wednes
day by Bishop Earl Cranston, D. D.,
LL. D., of Washington, who has been
presiding over the Genesee M. E. con
ference, tQ a group of pastors,
The blfthop said he had the presi
dent's personal word in the matter and
showed the envelope of a letter ad
dressed from Washington. He would
not say. the letter was from the presi
dent, but intimated as much.
TAXICAB STRIKE RESULTS IN
FATAL INJURIES TO YOUTH.
New York, Oct. 9.—The strike of the
B00'chauffeurs employed by the New
York Taxicab Co., was expected to
take a still more serious turn today as
a result of the violence of Sunday,
when Chas. ^itasimmons, 16, was shot
and possibly fatally injured by John
Mahoney, a special policeman guarding
'the strike breaking drivers,
LIVELY SCRAPES
AT T. M. GONIiRESS
San Francisco, Oct f.—The Installa
tion of officers occupied the opening
hours of the Trans-Mississippi con
gress today, following the presenta
tion of the report by the committee
on resolutions.
V
AND DAILY REPUBLICAN.
ier
GET EABINtT JOB
IF BRI AN'S ELECTED
JUDSON HARMON OF OHIO.
Attorney general in President Cleve
land's second cabinet, now democratic
candidate for governor of Ohio.
CHINESE Sf'liOLED
Bellingham, Wash., Oct t!—Seven
Chinamen, who had been smuggled
across the border near Sumas, were
captured on the outskirts of Clear
brook, Wednesday by W. C. Chattln,
a farmer, who acted on instructions
from the immigration office in Sumas.
NT
BLOWS
UP WATER TANK
Tombstone, Aris., Oct fc—A 15,000
^gallon water tank supplying the mill
ot the Tombstone Consolidated Mines
Co., was dynamited yesterday by un
known persons. The tank was totally
destroyed and the pipe lines supplying
the mill damaged.
I. ROCKEFELLER
CAN'T BET
Serfsitidn Sprung ta
Canal Inquiry
Several sharp battle have occurred 1 heard.
particularly that over the parcels post I "There is only one ride of this thing
resolution which was adversely re- being heard any way," shouted Bro
ported hy the sub-committee to which thers over the din. "There is no use
it was referred. of my talking. You don't want to
Another resolution in which great hear the truth. 1 will withdraw."
interest is being taken is one urging With that Brothers left the room
the next president the United States and as General Carllngfon was unable
to appoint a western man to the office to rest-ore quiet, a temprary adjourn
of secretary of interior. »meat at the inquiry was taken.
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Hewr Oct. —XViWiam ©.
Rockefeller, son of the Standard Oil
magnate, and nephew of John D.
Rockefeller, was arrested for speeding
in an automobile this morning and
detained at the Morrisiania police
station because of his Inability to fur
nish $100 bail.
Later in the day young Rockefeller
wias allowed to put in his watch as
security and was released.
GEO
1TH PERJURY
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Ktew-' S—'Into the
Panama canal discrimination charge
was temporarily interrupted in a sen
sational manner today when William
A. Brothers, who brought the charges,
publicly accused Spencer Miller, a re
presentative of the Lidgerwood Co.
of perjury.
Brigadier General Carllngton, who
Is conducting the inquiry, rapped
repeatedly for order, but there was so
much commotion in the room for a
time that he could not make himself
FAEGO, NOSTH DAKOTA, FBI DAY EVENING, OCTOBER 9, 1908. REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHED SEPT. «, 1878.
ion o
evator Bin
THE BRITISH
FLEET SAILS
Actual Destination Is Turkish
Isle of Lemnos
to wHtch the events
IN LONDON TODAY IS IT EX
PLAINED THAT WARSHIPS WILL
8IMPLY AWAIT DEVELOPMENTS
—SERVIAN RESERVESORDERED
TO JOIN COLORS—CRISIS NEAR.
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Mobilise Servian Reservee.
Budapest, Oct. 9.—According to
information received here, Serv
ian reservists have been ordered
to join colors Oct. 11, It is re
ported also that Servian bands are
being formed and directions con
sequently have been given to
guard the roads and the bridges
on the Bosnian frontier.
Belgrade Calms Down.
TSftlina, Oct. 9.—Official advices re
ceived here this morning declare that
the situation at Belgrade, Servia, is
Improving. General excitement among
the Servians is calming down. In
Vienna the fears of a war with Ser
via are noticeably less. The morning
papers, however, warn Servia not to
play with fire, as 'Austria-Hungary
will not stand any nonsense.
In spite of the official statement that
the dispatch of river gun boats from
Budapest in the direction of
kmm
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Ignore Bulgarian Edict.
ifSpnstantinople,
Oct. The
1orte has Instructed the imperial
Ottoman commissioner, resident
in
Sofia, to continue his functions,
as neither Turkey nor the powers
have recognized the independence
of Bulgaria

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SalffWy Orders Sealed.
Valletta, Idand of Malta, Oet 9.
—•The British fleet will leave here
thi« evening for the Aegean sea.
Its actual destination is believed
to be the Tuskish island of Lem
nos. The sailing orders are seal
ed.
The fleet will consic* of four
battleships, four cruisers and four
torpedo boat destroyers, and it
will be under command of Vice
Admiril Prince Louie of Batten
berg,
London, Oct. 9.—The foreign office
and the admiralty have confirmed the
press cablegram from Malta saying
that the British warships have be«n
ordered to the Aegean sea. It is ex
plained that these vessels are sent out
simply to watch the events, but it is
understood from other sources that
Turkey intimated she would welcome
the appearance of the British fleet, aa
likely to calm the population.
Belgrade
is only a maneuver, this action is be
lieved here to be a measure of pre
caution similar to the guarding of the
bridges near the frontier by regiments
Of infantry.
Hope is expressed that this will
make an opposition of Servia and pre
sent that kingdom from precipitating
hostilities. i
REPORT RA!
i HONESTY
GRAND TRUNK DIRECTORS CRIT­
ICISE MANAGEMENT OF CAN-
V
ADIAN ROAD.
London, Oct f.—The report present
ed today by Sir Charles River Wilson,
president of the Grand Trunk railway
of Canada, at the semi-annual meet
ing o fthe company was adopted only
after an acriminous discussion and
sharp criticism of the management.
One of the shareholders, amid ap
plause declared that be was not at all
satisfied with the accuracy or the hon
esty of the accounts and that he so
serriously distrusted the alleged econ
omies that he doubted their reality.
The president admitted that the report
was disappointing, but said it was not
discouraging. He said also he was
satisfied that the worst of the de
pression that had prevailed throughout
Jsorth America, was goy
S. N. D. NORTH,
Director of the Census Bur|MMf who
will employ 70,000 people in taking
the next Census of the United Statoe
Washington, Oct. •. —.One of the
busiest spots in Washington today is
the office of Director S. N. D. North
The fact that the Crumpacker bill,
which was to have been passed the
last session, was lost in the grand rush
to finish »J*d did not come up for vote
does not In any way lessen the activi
ties, for Dfrector North and his as
sistants know that 1910 means busy
days and only by energetic work in ad
vance can the results be handled. In
the taking of the new census for 1910,
Continued on Page Three.
HUfiHESAT
OILJAKMS
Kansas Workmen Give Gov
ernor Great Welcome
URGES 1EFUT IF IDllUI
NEW YORK'S EXECUTIVE AD­
DRESSES LARGE CROWDS OF
MEN EMPLOYED IN THE STAND­
ARD OIL REFINERIE8 IN THE
8UNFLOWER STATE TODAY.
Coffeyville. Kas„ Oct
Jl—Gov.
Charles E. Hughes of New Yortt in
vaded the Standard oil tank farms In
southeast Kansas today and urged
the crowds of workmen employed In
the refineries to vote for the defeat of
Bryan. The shop whistles blew and
throngs of workmen rushed to the
station to meet Governor Hughes at
Neodosha, Kas., the site of a huge re
finery, and an even greater crowd
greeted him at Independence.
"I want to tell you workingmen not
to be Influenced by the false promises
or catch-fancy schemes when you cast
your votes next month," said Govern
or Hughes.
TOWN OF TAFT
IS WIPEO OUT
Manila, Oct. 9.—Re-ports from the
provinces show that the typhoon
which prevailed last Sunday inflicted
considerable damage. The new town
of Taft on the island of Samar, is
said to have lMtea completely de
stroyed.
THE DEMOCRATS
HAVE $220,000
LAST ED111CN
New York, Oct I.—The democratic
national committee Is preparing to
announce next week the* amount of Its
campaign fund and the individual con
tributions to the amount of $100 and
over and the lists which have been
completed to date and sent her from
Chicago show that the campaign fund that sum in "markers" playing roulet
is a little over $220,000. Of this fund 'when he discovered that the wheel WM
something over
$180,000
LAY
All
WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES,
8CHEDULED TO BEGIN IN DE
TROIT TOMORROW, MAY BB
STOPPED BY WRIT FROM U. S.
COURT—GIANTS WILL FIGHT.
New York, Oct. 9.—The Evening
Journal say* the series for the world'e
•hampionshlp between Detroit cham
pions of the American league, and
Chicago, champions of the National,
scheduled to start at Detroit tomorrow,
nay be prevented by officials of the
Mew York club of the National league,
who claim they had rightly won the
championship prior to the play-oflf of
the tie with Chicago yesterday, and
rhat they. Instead of the Cubs, should
:lay with Detroit for the world's
championship. An Injunction may
lecured in the U. S. court.
TAFT SPENOS
"ET BAY
Cincfim®*! Oct. •.—J«4#e Talt had
a quiet day today. He remained later
than usual at his residence and later
occupied hln\self with his correspon
dence.
1,200 CIGARETTES
FOR SON
New York, Oct. t.—Mrs. Wtmpft'
Thaw, mother of Harry K. Thaw, will
be an important witness at the trial
to establish her son's sanity, which
begins Oct. 12 before Judge l^aac Mills
at White Plains.
Mrs. Thaw and her companion, Mise
Gertrude D. Ross, went to White
Plains, where rooms had been engaged
at the Carlyou Arms hotel, and will
remain there until the trial is over.
Mrs. Thaw brought with her 1,200
Egyptian cigarettes which, it is said,
are intended for her son. She refused
to talk for publication.
FEAR CASTRO IS
ON HIS
Willemstad, Curacao, Oct t.—Mes
sages from Caracas today say that the
condition of President Castro of Ven
eduela has taken a turn for the worse,
and that the gravest fears are enter
tained for his recovery.
Castro was taken ill while at Mi
summer home at BarquisimetA.
NO VOTE, NO TAX
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New York Nationals Dispute
Cubs' Title
MAY
SECURE
INJUNCTION
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tSAeforfeftti, Get. •.^-efncfnnlt! suf
fragists sprung a surprise at a meet
ing of the Susan B. Anthony club when
resolutions were passed and a commit
tee appointed looking to the formation
of a Woman's Taxpayers league, to
resist unjust assessments, and if pos
sible to vote. "No vote, no tax," wfll
be their slogan.
The organization was proposed hi
an address by Miss Jennie Rugg of
Newport, Ky., who has recently re
sisted payment of taxes on her prop
erty at Newport.
GAME COSTS SEN.
CLARK'S SON
,«oui
Young Clark declared he had lost
has been col- being manipulated.
lected from contributors which with He refused to pay and say* the
the $42,000 of the Denver oonven- gambiers called tn the police, who tried
tion fund is a total of the fund now to force him to make good lost
j.ia tto democratk tesmaaw lino«A
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Fleeced *f
Lon Angeles, Oct. 9.
920,000 by a ring of gamblers operat
ing in a fashionable apartment houie
here, Chas. w. Clark, son of former
Sen. W. A. Clark of Montana, has ap
pealed to the city authorities.
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